Obit: Hanson, Richard H. (1945 – 2010)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Hanson, Knutson, Sosalla, Johnson, Severson, Crowley, Wussow, Ahles-Iverson,


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) April 7, 2010


Hanson, Richard H. (30 August 1945 – 22 March 2010) With Flag


Richard H. Hanson, 64, of Taylor passed away Monday, March 22, 2010, at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls.


He was born Aug. 30, 1945, in Black River Falls to Harry and Juanita (Knutson) Hanson.


Richard grew up in the Black River Falls area and graduated from Black River Falls High School.  He joined the Army and served during the Vietnam Era in Africa.


Following the Army, Richard moved to Taylor, where he has resided for 30 years.  He was a truck driver and operated a skid loader for some logging companies.  Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing; he had a passion for woodworking, making signs, frames and other various projects.  Years ago Richard helped out with functions at the Taylor Rod and Gun Club.


He is survived by his daughters, Mary Kay Hanson of Taylor, Nicole and Angela; sons: Scott (Carla) Sosalla of Hibbing, MN, Matt (Kim) Johnson of Lakeville, MN, and William; grandchildren, Nick and Lexi Sosalla and Libby and Cassie Johnson; brother, Jerry (Jackie) Hanson of Black River Falls; sisters, Mary Severson of Taylor, Lois (“Ann”) Crowley of Peoria, IL, and Karen (Kermit “Buzz”) Wussow of Black River Falls; and several other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Juanita; special companion of 25 years, Kay Johnson; and brother, Butch Hanson.


Memorial services were held Friday, March 26, 2010, 7 p.m. at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton.  Rev. Benjamin Ahles-Iverson officiated.  Burial will be at a later date.  Family and friends were invited for visitation Friday, March 26, 2010, from 6 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.


Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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